10 Transitional Pieces For The Best Fall Wardrobe

As much as most of us hate to admit, summer is coming to an end, and the first fall chills are already in the air. However, fall is by far my favourite season! I don’t know if it’s because I have been born late September or the fact that I usually have only fall/winter vacation, but I always look forward to that first hot cup of coffee. Besides, it’s that period when you get to wear again your favourite cashmere cardigan, and that stylish trench coat that you scored during the #NSale.

[quote]”There’s nothing quite like that first fall chill and pulling out your cashmere” Michael Kors[/quote]

Having said that, don’t rush to put your summer favourites into storage just yet! Today I am sharing with you my go-to transitional pieces, that will take you from summer to fall effortlessly and with great style. With just a few transitional pieces for fall, you will still be able to wear (and maximise) your summer wardrobe!

In addition, I am giving you essential tips, so that you can never say “I don’t know what to wear” again. So keep scrolling cause I got you covered!

Bonus: These specific transitional pieces are timeless wardrobe essentials that every woman needs, no matter the season! So now you have all the reasons you need to do some smart shopping!

Must-have Fall Transitional Pieces

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The denim jacket

I think for most of us, this is the number one go-to between transitional pieces! Drape it over your shoulders, or add an additional layer to your favourite flowy dress by wearing it tied around your waist. Another smart way is to button it up and wear it as a shirt, with a colourful pair of pants or maxi skirt.

Trench coat

This all-time-classic piece is either way a must-have and fall is the best season to wear it. With one of those, you can still wear your favourite crop topped make it look fall-appropriate, by topping it with a trench coat in the same colour!


Extend the life of your favourite sleeveless tops with a tailored blazer. For a more polished, not too business-like look, opt for a blazer with gold metal buttons.

Long sleeves

Sometimes, transitioning a look can be as simple as changing your sleeve length. You can always roll up the sleeves on warmer days, and layer it under a sweater when it’s cooler. Wear a crisp white shirt with your favourite black shorts and a trench coat, and voila! Or just wear a Breton marinère with cropped jeans, a black blazer and a pair of flat slides, and you have a transitional, super stylish look for numerous occasions! Statement sleeves are hot right now!

Fall florals

If you love florals and you want to wear them all year round, well you can! What’s more, dark florals is one of the major fall trends for 2016. Just choose darker shades and keep blooming!


Wear it with a sleeveless coat to be work-ready, or under your favourite slip dress. Not to mention that ‘turtleneck hair’ is a life-saver when you have a really bad hair day and an instant lob, without the commitment! Fashion and beauty go hand in hand. If you feel like it’s too soon for a turtleneck, think about the sleeveless option.

Black shorts

Another good news is that you can still wear shorts! Pair a black pair of shorts with opaque tights, pumps and a long-sleeve blouse, or style them with a simple t-shirt, a trench coat and you are golden!

Loafer slides

This is the time to swap your sandals for a nice pair of leather slides that exude effortless cool. It’s nice to show some ankle before wearing your winter boots, don’t you think?

Block-heel ankle boots

This is one of my favourite shoe trends and a must-have wardrobe staple. I love how great they look with a  midi skirt, plus they are a great option to add a little height without sacrificing comfort and stability.


Between seasons, a scarf will upgrade any outfit. Do become best friends with this accessory! Choose a lightweight material in a darker fall print to channel cooler weather. Besides, if it gets too hot you can always tuck it into your bag.

Essential Tips for Transitioning Into Fall

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#1 Ignore the dumb fashion rules

Feel free to wear whites after Labor Day or wear your favourite high-heel sandals with a nice pair of socks. These dumb rules severely limit the scope of your fall wardrobe. Most of all, don’t sweat it by thinking wether your outfit is fall appropriate and think instead if it’s weather appropriate and makes you feel great!

#2 Add deeper tones

Mix colours associated with fall into your wardrobe, like marsala, mustard yellow and browns. A masala cardigan over a floral dress would be a great start.

#3 Layering

Unleash your creativity! Layering is the perfect way for extending your summer wardrobe into fall, but try to keep it simple to avoid looking like you just had a huge fight with your closet. Make sure you have a maximum of three layers and if you don’t feel confident with the result, 2 would be fine as well.

So which are your favourite transitional pieces? Do you have any tips or hacks for transitioning your summer wardrobe to fall? And is there any dumb fashion rule that you just love breaking? For example I wear whites all year round as much as I can! What about you? Please feel free to add yours in the comments below, we would love to read your ideas!

I hope you’ve learned something new today by reading this post! Thank you so much for stopping by, and have a great week!

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    • Stella Asteria
      06/09/2016 / 12:25

      Glad you like them!

  1. 05/09/2016 / 15:15

    i really love autumnal wardrobe. It is amazing, how in Autumn we are able to create awesome layered outfits, but still not to warm and heavy to wear.
    good selection of pieces, may shop some xxx
    Yukova Design Blog

    • Stella Asteria
      06/09/2016 / 12:26

      Me too Yuliya, I really like how you can get more creative with layering during this transitional season! Thanks for reading, I am really glad you like the pieces! πŸ˜€

  2. 05/09/2016 / 16:56

    So many great tips and such a comprehensive list of wardrobe essentials! Fall fashion is definitely the best, we are heading into Spring but seeing all these beautiful Fall pieces makes me kind of wish for Fall again.. well almost!
    x Emily

    • Stella Asteria
      06/09/2016 / 12:30

      Heading to spring? That’s amazing, it’s like we live in different worlds! πŸ˜€ Enjoy spring Emily, I am looking forward to see more of your outfits! xx

  3. 05/09/2016 / 16:56

    Love these tips, you should defo ignore the rules and wear what you want! And I have been thinking a lot about layering lately to take more of my clothes into A/W!

    • Stella Asteria
      06/09/2016 / 12:31

      Exactly Georgina! I am glad we are on the same page about ignoring the dumb fashion rules! πŸ˜‰ Thanks for reading, have a great day!

    • Stella Asteria
      06/09/2016 / 12:37

      Thanks Carina! x

  4. 05/09/2016 / 23:28

    Great tips and a great selection of transitional pieces! I hadn’t thought of black shorts in that way, but it’s an excellent idea. I might have to try out a pair for fashion week coming up. πŸ™‚ Have a great week, beautiful!
    XO, Janea

    • Stella Asteria
      06/09/2016 / 12:39

      Hi Janea, I am so glad you like the idea of wearing shorts that way! I realised that I did’t wear any shorts this summer so I think with some opaque tights or a trench coat atop, I still have some time to wear them! πŸ™‚
      Thanks for reading and have a wonderful week too! x

  5. 06/09/2016 / 01:59

    Love all your picks! I definitely have a lot of these in my closet and prepared for fall! Cannot wait to wear coats and sweaters. I love the deeper tones for fall as well. And I usually ignore the dumb rules. As long as I’m comfortable and confident, I’m wearing it!! ;p

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

    • Stella Asteria
      06/09/2016 / 12:41

      Exactly Emily, besides rules were made for breaking when it comes to fashion! It is much more fun and creative! And don’t even get me started about coats and sweaters! πŸ˜‰ Thanks for reading and have a great day! x

  6. sister tales
    06/09/2016 / 02:15

    Oh yessss, I love turtlenecks and it’s one of those things that you really can’t wear until fall because they’re too hot in the summer! I have a round face so the turtleneck really brings out my shape and it’s probably why I love them! Awesome post!
    xoxo, simona and indre


    • Stella Asteria
      06/09/2016 / 12:44

      You are so right, they do bring out shape to the face and also make a long neck seem much longer! If I had to choose just one style of tops, it would be turtlenecks, I love them too and I wear them since I can remember myself! Thank you so much for reading, I am very glad you like the post! Have a great day! xx

  7. 06/09/2016 / 03:45

    Love this post! I grew up in the UK, so I miss Autumn so much (its always Summer here in tropical Australia). All of your pieces are so perfect for transitional wear- especially a trench and a denim jacket, as they never seem to go out of style πŸ™‚ Layered is the best for one the weather is changing too

    Rachel xxx
    The Daily Luxe//Bloglovin

    • Stella Asteria
      06/09/2016 / 12:55

      Hi Rachel, so glad you like my post! To tell you the truth, we barely have winter too here in Greece lately. Its not tropical like Australia, but the only chance we have to wear our favourite heavy coats is when travelling! So for now and until my next trip, I will stick to my favourite denim jackets and layering! πŸ™‚
      Thank you so much for reading! I hope you are having a greta week so far! x

    • Stella Asteria
      06/09/2016 / 12:55

      Thank you Nissi!x

  8. 06/09/2016 / 16:20

    Amazing items! Thanks for the selection girl!!


  9. 06/09/2016 / 17:19

    Some great ideas here, for me scarves really make the world of difference to add warmth to an outfit, even in the Summer months it can get chilly especially in the UK.

    The boots you have showcased here are gorgeous!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Laura xo

  10. 07/09/2016 / 02:30

    Oh I loved reading this post, seriously! So detailed, complete and helpful! Not to mention interesting πŸ˜‰ You did a great selection of items, and I think you nailed every sinlge one of your tips: the right combination of any of these transitional pieces with some summery item will definitely maximize your wardrobe. Right now I’m looking for the perfect denim jacket so i’m SO checking the ones you suggested. Also, I fell for the boots section *.* Loved all of them!
    Thanks for sharing this amazing post dear.


  11. 07/09/2016 / 13:18

    OMG you are seriously adding things to my wish list please stop ahahah πŸ™‚ I love the transition from summer to fall (also winter to spring) because you can really have fun with layering. Here in India I miss so much fall! I live in south india so it’s just hot or hotter! We only get raining season but it’s still at least 28 degrees outside. When I go visit family in France or Canada I just enjoy wearing jackets, blazers, trench coat etc… I think I can manage loafer slides here but may be not with fur inside πŸ˜‰

    Aurelie | http://www.surface85.com

  12. 07/09/2016 / 17:08

    Oh man, that duster coat looks awesome! I can’t wait for fall to really kick in, but these transitional pieces tips are so helpful πŸ™‚


  13. 07/09/2016 / 17:39

    Wow, Stella, this is such an incredible post! You can see the amount of effort you put into your selection, including both high, mid, and low price points for EACH category, thank you! The selections you’ve shared here are all gorgeous and are perfect for transitioning. I love your tip on not following the fashion “rules” because many of them make no sense anyway, like no white after Labor Day. To be honest, I had fallen victim in following it for years, but I’m way past that now because it just makes no sense, haha! Thanks for sharing, gorgeous, and I hope you’re having the most amazing week so far!



  14. 07/09/2016 / 18:57

    I la-la-la-love fall and I agree with you, it’s probably because I’m born in the fall. But these items look so nice and comfy. I’m in the market for a new denim jacket and a few blazers so some of the options you list are catching my eye! That mustard blazer in particular has to be owned by me ASAP!

    Danielle | http://www.FollowMyGut.com <3

  15. 15/09/2016 / 18:20

    This is the perfect post for fall! I’ve been wanting to do a post about fall fashion, so this has inspired me to get on it! I love all of your selections. I just bought a less fitted jean jacket that I can’t wait to wear, and I have several bomber jackets that I can’t wait to add with summer pieces as well. Great tips for transitioning your wardrobe to fall, I totally agree! I also love wearing white year round!

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